Wednesday 13 February 2013

The Classic Spin #1

This month the Classics Club is challenging us all to a Classic Spin.

Post 20 unread books from your Classics List.

Next week a random number will be selected by one of the lovely hosts at The Classics Club...and that's the book you read next month!

Easy and fun!

I've spent some time going through fellow spinners to match my numbers to one of their books (or authors) so I will hopefully be reading my book (or the same author at least) with one other CC'er! The ones in red are direct book/author matches, the rest are author matches.

Alice Adams by Booth Tarkington                   12. Angus @ Book Rhapsody
Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte                             2. Kristi Loves Books

Beloved by Toni Morrison                               18. Wandering in the Stacks
The Diary of Anne Frank (reread)                   10. Maria @ Hobby Buku
Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle         13. Katherine @ November's Autumn
Eugenie Grandet by Honore de Balzac            19. Suey's Books

The Good Soldier by Ford Maddox Ford            8.  Laura @ Reading in Bed
I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith                5.   Amanda @ Simpler Pastimes
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad              11.  Crafts4others

The Magnificent Amberson's by Booth Tarkington  14. Cat @ Tell Me A Story
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath                                   9.  Hillary @ A Horse and a Carrot
The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov      16. Wandering in the Stacks

Ninety Three by Victor Hugo          7. Charlene @ Bookish Whimsy and Maria @ Hobby Buku
Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell                           4. Risa @ Breadcrumb Reads
Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy                   3. Donna @ Scrambled Books

The Sea, The Sea by Iris Murdoch                          6.  Lynn's Books
The Silent Spring by Rachel Carson                        15. All Things Booker
Slaughterhouse 5 by Kurt Vonnegut                     17. Emily @ Classics and Beyond

To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolfe                  20. Mary @ Bibliographic
The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope           1. Athena @ Aquatique

Let the games begin! And may the odds be ever in your favour.

MONDAY 18th February:

And the winner is......#14

The Magnificent Amberson's by Booth Tarkington

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  1. This is a great list! I haven't read most of these books. I'm doing The Classics Club as well, and will have my list up Friday. I needed this event to get me back to reading Classics! :)

    1. Me too. I've been reading the 1Q84 trilogy this past month or so which has kept me from the classics!

  2. Angle of Repose is really good. The Way We Live Now is BRILLIANT, I've never read an 800 page book so fast. I could not stop reading it, I kept sneaking off to my room to squeeze in "just one more chapter"!!! It got me completely hooked on Trollope.

    1. I've heard that before about Trollope which is why he's on my list...I'm hoping to get completely hooked too!!

  3. This is a fun idea. I have to get my list together. For your sake I hope they pick #8. I Capture the Castle is such a good book!

  4. The Master and Margarita! I go in the fangirl mode anytime I see anyone planning to or reading it. It is such a brilliant, diverse, funny book, and yet it does not show up in people's lists as often as some other pieces do. Now I really hope it'll be number 12 ;)

  5. From your list, I have read Anne Frank and Beloved, and loved both! Especially Beloved, it's a remarkable reading, and in a certain level, shocking. Now I'm looking forward to read Song of Solomon and Bluest Eye.

    Good luck with the spin! :)

  6. You have some wonderful titles on your list. I've just read The Good Soldier and loved it.

  7. You have really great list in there, I even haven't read or known those authors, from your list, I'm looking forward to read Anne Frank and Toni Morrison this year too.

  8. Ooh, fingers crossed for #8 or #12 - they're both ace though very, very different. I am a huge fan of The Master and Margarita though, it's so complex and polished. :)

  9. Wow! That's neat!...I think the only book I have in common with your list, though, is The Return of the Native. All the best!! :D

  10. Great list but not a one on mine. Interesting idea to link up with others, too.


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